Sunday, 23 August 2009
For some reason, books that describe everyone as being really gross-looking get on my nerves. I guess it's cause not everyone is actually gross looking, but somehow it doesn't annoy me nearly as much when everyone gets described as pretty.
I think it could be because describing everyone as ugly seems like a really cheap and pretentious way of trying to make yourself sound smart by being cynical. Or maybe because how you describe people says something about how you perceive the world and people. I mean, if you think everyone's ugly, you're probably kind of a jerk.
Like, looking at the book I've reading for school, you get:
"Mrs. Watt's mouth split in a wide full grin that showed her teeth. They were small and pointed and speckled with green and there was a wide space between each one."